Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Professor of Medicine


Expertise/Certifications: Transfusion Medicine, Coagulation Medicine, Blood Bank, Clinical Pathology
Office number: 793-4810
(Lab Customer Service: 401-793-4242)

Dr. Sweeney received his Medical Degree from the National University of Ireland in 1976 and trained in Internal Medicine and Hematology in Dublin, Ireland. He subsequently trained in New York in Clinical Hematology, Blood Banking and Medical Oncology. From 1986 -1991, he was Medical Director of the Hemophilia Center and Medical Director of the Blood Bank at Roswell Park Cancer Center in Buffalo. He subsequently served as Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research at the American Red Cross in Norfolk Virgina and since 1994 has been in Providence RI where he is Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Director of Transfusion Medicine and Coagulation at Brown University. Dr Sweeney is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Blood Banking. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians; a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (UK) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in the Faculty of Pathology. Dr. Sweeney has extensive experience and expertise in Transfusion Medicine: He has edited two books, written several book chapters and over 230 scientific papers and abstracts. He has served as a member of the Technical Committee of the American Association of Blood Banks, and currently serves on the editorial board of Transfusion, and is a reviewer for several Journals including the American Journal of Clinical Pathology and Vox Sanguinis. 

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